What is it?
Oleamidopropyl Dimethylamine is a surfactant/cleansing agent found in personal care products.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer. 

  • Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
  • Moisturizers
  • Shampoos / Conditioners
  • Shaving products
  • Soaps / Cleansers
  • Makeup
  • Hair dyes
  • Other names for oleamidopropyl dimethylamine:
  • Diamethylamonopropyl oleamide
  • Lexamine 0-13
  • Mazeen OA
  • N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-9-octadecenamide
  • Schercodine O
  • OPD

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Ricinoleamidopropyl dimethylamine lactate
  • Tallowamidopropyl dimethylamine
  • Cocamidopropyl betaine

How safe is it?

Hang tight. We're thinking.